Social networking in a box. Build a social network for your company, school, sports team or niche community.
BuddyPress lets users register on your site and start creating profiles, posting messages, making connections, creating and interacting in groups and much more. A social network in a box, BuddyPress lets you build a social network for your company, school, sports team or niche community.
BuddyPress is not merely a plugin but a host of functions that simply and easily turn your default WordPress install into your own personal social network by adding profiles, activity streams, groups and forums.
Although, historically, a bit of a pain to turn into anything other than a vanilla install, BuddyPress has lately developed into a very designer and developer friendly piece of kit.
There is a current trend for designers and developers to build BuddyPress specific themes and plugins and the market seems to be growing by the day.
I have personally used BuddyPress on many projects ranging from a global intranet to a local business network. The BuddyPress support forums are a bit slow to respond (if you use BuddyPress you can always help out!) but overall, if you’re thinking of building your own social network, don’t think about using BuddyPress, just do it!